Living Legends of Sports II, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625136323
  • ISBN-13: 9781625136329
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The exceptional athletes treated in these biographies are living symbols of excellence and celebrity for readers of all ages. This series relates the masterful skills and physical abilities of a different sports legend who, through hard work, discipline, focus, and achievement, has reached the pinnacle of his sport. The tale of each figure's rise to superstardom, from childhood and early training through their breakthrough, major victories, and personal challenges, will captivate readers and inspire them to pursue their own dreams. Features include: High-interest subjects engage even reluctant readers. Explores character building, highlighting each figure's accomplishments on the field and off, including charity work and family life. Special back matter features include a timeline of pivotal moments in each figure's life and profiles of other living legends of sports.

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Living Legends of Sports II: Cristiano Ronaldo  (ISBN-10: 1538302195 | ISBN-13: 9781538302194)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the most captivating stars in professional soccer since his 2003 debut with Manchester United. From leading Real Madrid to championship wins to starring for Portugal's national team, he has become one of the sport's greatest scorers. This captivating biography covers his impoverished childhood, his development as a superstar, and his many acts of charity. Readers will be inspired by the hard work and determination it took for him to become one of the greatest soccer players in the world.

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Living Legends of Sports II: Mike Trout  (ISBN-10: 1538302225 | ISBN-13: 9781538302224)

Major League Baseball and its fans should thank the Trout family of Millville, New Jersey. It was that family that encouraged young Mike to become the best he could be in his chosen sport. Trout is indeed arguably the greatest player in baseball. This biography explains the dedication necessary for Trout, who, playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has become a five-tool superstar, a player who can field and throw and hit and run and blast home runs with the best that ever lived. Readers will also discover how his upbringing played a critical role in his greatness.

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Living Legends of Sports II: Neymar  (ISBN-10: 1538302160 | ISBN-13: 9781538302163)

Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar personifies the benefits of working hard to achieve goals, in his case by scoring goals. His achievements on the field prove that passion and dedication to one's pursuits can lead to greatness. As captain of Brazil's team in the 2016 Summer Olympics, he helped Brazil win its first Olympic gold medal. In 2017, Neymar left FC Barcelona to play with Paris Saint-Germain. This biography details his love for the sport, but also outside influences such as his father, who instilled in him a passion for soccer that jump-started one of the most remarkable careers of any athlete in the world.

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Living Legends of Sports II: Odell Beckham Jr.  (ISBN-10: 1538302101 | ISBN-13: 9781538302101)

Odell Beckham Jr. has put together some remarkable numbers to start his National Football League (NFL) career. The son of two Louisiana State University athletes, Beckham's athletic abilities and hard work on the football field have translated into enormous success. From his unbelievable catches to big time showdowns against some of the NFL's best defenders, Beckham has made a name for himself with the New York Giants. This biography explores the controversial and extraordinary story of Beckham's life, from his famous one-handed catch on Sunday Night Football in 2014 to his troubled perception on and off the field.

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Living Legends of Sports II: Russell Westbrook  (ISBN-10: 153830225X | ISBN-13: 9781538302255)

Russell Westbrook is one of the most exciting, and fashionable, National Basketball Association (NBA) players in the league. His style on and off the court has turned heads, from his impeccable fashion sense to his record-setting seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. From childhood tragedy to professional betrayal, this biography explores Westbrook's rise from an undersized guard out of UCLA to one of the most explosive players in the NBA and shows how his record-breaking 2016 / 2017 makes the sky the limit for one of the most incredible scorers in NBA history.

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